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Reference Number EP/V011316/1
Title Sorption Heat Pump Systems
Status Started
Energy Categories RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES(Other Renewables) 80%;
ENERGY EFFICIENCY(Residential and commercial) 20%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Chemistry) 50%;
PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Metallurgy and Materials) 10%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 40%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 80%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Policy and regulation) 10%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Technology acceptance) 10%;
Principal Investigator Professor RE Critoph
No email address given
School of Engineering
University of Warwick
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 June 2020
End Date 31 August 2023
Duration 39 months
Total Grant Value £303,551
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region West Midlands
Programme Energy : Energy
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor RE Critoph , School of Engineering, University of Warwick (99.998%)
  Other Investigator Dr Z Tamainot-Telto , School of Engineering, University of Warwick (0.001%)
Dr G S F Shire , School of Engineering, University of Warwick (0.001%)
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Abstract The aim of the research, in accordance with Mission Innovation Challenge #7 (Affordable heating and cooling of buildings) is to investigate and develop low cost heat-powered heat pumps based on sorption technology. The MI #7 Technology Assessment Document (TAD) expert report on sorption heat pumps identified 10 Action Areas. This proposal addresses three of them: Ammonia-salt resorption domestic heat pump, Novel cycles for cooling, Heat transformer based on ammonia-salt resorption, however, our emphasis is on the first area.The technical challenges relate to development of low-cost compact reactor/heat exchangers (sorption reactors) in which ammonia refrigerant is rapidly adsorbed or desorbed by chemical salts with heat output or input respectively. Our objectives are both a) Fundamental:- understanding/characterising reaction equilibrium and kinetics, material stability, corrosion and b) Applied:- optimising, designing, constructing and laboratory testing of an ammonia-salt heat pump using the developed reactors. Additionally, these outputs will enable us to investigate how these new heating and cooling technologies can be implemented in the UK, identify what potential savings can be achieved, the approach required to deliver them and to identify potential routes to implementation and policy implications
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Added to Database 23/11/21